Athereum launches from AVA Labs
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by Richard Harris
AVA, a new decentralized platform, has today announced the launch of Athereum, the first proof-of-concept deployment of its subnetworks functionality. Emin Gün Sirer, Co-Founder and CEO of AVA Labs, made the announcement on stage at Devcon 5, the latest iteration of the world’s largest annual gathering of open-source blockchain developers.
Decentralized DevNet released into the wild from SKALE Labs
Friday, August 23, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
SKALE Labs announced the launch of the Fuji DevNet. The Fuji Devnet is a decentralized DevNet that is run by a global community of validators. It will go live with partnerships including top validators Blockware, Certus.One, Chorus One, Dokia, Figment Networks, Hashed, Staked, StakewithUs, and Stake X, as well as key infrastructure player Bison Trails.
Blockstack to increase monthly payouts
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 by Richard Harris
Blockstack PBC plans to increase monthly payouts from its developer reward program up to $1 million worth of Stacks tokens per month by May 2020. Payouts from the App Mining Program, which rewards developers who create the top-ranked applications within the Blockstack ecosystem, are set to increase gradually over time, starting in August and building up to a monthly tot...
New crypto tool announced as blockchain makes a comeback
Monday, May 6, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Pcore announced the launch of their Token Sale (PCC) as the Cryptocurrency and Blockchain markets rebound and investors prepare to re-enter the market. The Pcore discount invoicing platform is one-of-a-kind and based on Blockchain technology. The main difference between this invoicing system and others is that businesses using Pcore can accept more forms of payment and ...
Loopring's decentralized exchange protocol technical design released
Thursday, April 18, 2019 by Richard Harris
Loopring has announced the technical design of its protocol 3.0, following a period of comprehensive research and development. The release represents a significant milestone for the Loopring protocol, combining innovative blockchain technologies and zero-knowledge cryptography in order to dramatically increase throughput and bring fully-functional decentralized exc...
What it takes to be a blockchain developer
Monday, April 8, 2019 by Richard Harris
The role of a blockchain developer is much coveted, and named as the top emerging career in the US job market last year. In fact, software engineers with specialized knowledge of blockchain technology are able to command salaries as high as $175,000 USD. With mainstream adoption on the horizon and higher education institutions working to prepare the next generations of ...
First multiTEE security platform for mobile app developers emerges
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Trustonic says it will expand support to include Huawei’s Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) on its mobile application security platform, Trustonic Application Protection (TAP). Until now, TAP has enabled app developers to build apps secured by both strong application shielding for iOS and Android, and hardware-based protection for the 1.7 billion Android devices...
Ethereum hard forks
Friday, March 1, 2019 by Richard Harris
After a recent delay this past January, Ethereum’s Constantinople and Petersburg hard forks just hit at block number 7,280,000. The practice of forks sparks much debate in the industry and many are monitoring these imminent Ethereum hard forks with great anticipation, trepidation, and uncertainty.
But what are the implications of Constantinople and Petersb...
Dapps compared to apps
Monday, February 4, 2019 by Richard Harris
Dapps, or "decentralized app" development is still in the gestational stage, but one company has seen growth spurts in the number of active dapps throughout 2018. Dapp.com recently compiled their latest quarterly report providing a snapshot of what's happening in the market
Some key takeaways from their report included:
Over 900 dapps had la...
How Ethereum's hard fork could rebound the future of crypto
Thursday, January 17, 2019 by Richard Harris
Ethereum crypto coin speculation can be found in just about every corner of the Internet, right along with many other crypto coins. But what is it about Ethereum that intrigues so many?
According to the deVere Group, Ethereum's ending value could be $2500 sometime in 2019, and it will continue to grow through 2020, because of the use of the platform itself and th...
Building secure IoT AI Blockchain apps with PiQube
Tuesday, January 8, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
NetObjex, Inc., a provider of Digital Operating Platforms for Smart Products, has announced it will be introducing a revolutionary new IoT-AI-Blockchain gateway device at the Consumer Electronics Show.
PiQube (pronounced "Pie-Cube") will be launched at the CES 2019 Event from January 8th to the 11th at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Nevada. This sta...
Universal ERC20 to ERC20 bridge releases by POA Network
Monday, December 3, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
POA Network has released a universal open-source ERC20 to ERC20 bridge. TokenBridge, the simple two-way bridge for ERC20 tokens, enables any project in the Ethereum ecosystem to seamlessly interact with any other project by exchanging ERC20 tokens within a single wallet.
Igor Barinov, POA Network Tech Lead, said: “One of POA Network’s goals is to build th...
XPhone uses blockchain to make calls and send messages
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by Richard Harris
Pundi X says they have created a blockchain-based OS and communication protocol for mobile devices that allows users to make calls, send messages and transmit data via a fully decentralized blockchain network.
Powered by Function X, an ecosystem built entirely on and for blockchain, the new mobile phone called ‘XPhone’ runs on a new transmission...
A quantum blockchain can stop quantum computing from hacking it
Monday, August 13, 2018 by John Wu
We have yet to see the full promise of Blockchain play out but companies and scientists are already close to launching a technology that could theoretically break it: quantum computers.
Such machines can compute data exponentially faster than traditional computers. Earlier this year, Google began testing Bristlecone, a quantum computer chip that its creators think wi...
Ethereum smart contracts can now be tested using Dispatch protocol
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by Richard Harris
Dispatch Labs released its updated developer test network, Testnet 2.0, for companies and developers looking to preview and try smart contracts and blockchain platforms on its new Delegated Asynchronous Proof of Stake (DAPoS) protocol. The new DAPoS protocol looks to be for Dispatch the foundation for distributed apps (dApps) across an array of enterprise industrie...
New FPS game lets your earn ERC20 tokens while you play
Thursday, July 5, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Game players can use WAR FIELD’s GOLDER (GLDR) - an ERC20-compliant, Ethereum-based cryptographic token - to stake on their character’s “life”. GOLDER are available exclusively at warfield.com during the company’s Token Sale/ICO, which starts June 28.
Players then compete in deathmatch games. Simply put: the winners get GOLDER from ...
Global hackathon launched by Colony to give out $25K in prizes
Monday, June 4, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Consensus algorithms and blockchain's future
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by Fran Strajnar
The question of what’s next for cryptocurrencies and consensus algorithms is an interesting one - particularly lately, due in part to the negative press surrounding the Proof of Work (PoW) protocol and the amount of energy required to mine Bitcoin. However, the issue is not as clear-cut as it seems. There any many analysts, for example, who says the data used by Digicon...
The blockchain approach to data storage problems
Sunday, May 13, 2018 by Pavel Bains
The human race has truly entered the Information Age. Once the epitome of innovation, the floppy disk’s performance is now eclipsed by thumbnail-sized SD cards that boast over 500,000x the capacity of the already-ancient technology. Terabyte-denominated drives are becoming the norm, and prefixes like peta-, exa- and zetta- are being used to quantify the mind-boggling am...
Lightstreams wants to fix blockchain’s privacy problem
Friday, May 4, 2018 by Richard Harris
Lightstreams has announced the launch of its blockchain protocol that aims to fix the mounting privacy issues holding back mainstream adoption of the technology. At the moment, any information stored on a blockchain is clear to everyone on the network. Instead, Lightstreams’ blockchain protocol enables users to grant and revoke access to sensitive information or content...
Cryptocurrency predictions for Spring 2018
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by Richard Harris
A brand new tool could be just what you need to make the best investment choices. Using detailed historical data across the past 14 months, Cryptocurrencies: Past, Present and Future, a company that makes predictions for the future of the top 10 virtual currencies.
Using an exclusive algorithm, Cryptocurrency predictor feeds historical data on price, trade volume, ma...
All aboard the Blockchain train!
Thursday, March 29, 2018 by Richard Harris
I hear the word Blockchain at least once a day now when just 6 months ago it was once a week. There is no doubt Blockchain is here to stay and it’s gearing up to be the top adopted technology in recent years. But just like web developers that were left in the dust when native mobile development came to town, many developers, in general, are having a hard time grasping t...
Developers outlook 2018: big technologies, big changes
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 by Jason Thane
In 2018 changes in the technology landscape are creating fantastic opportunities for innovation in design and engineering. For decades, computers featured a TV screen for output, a keyboard for text input, and a mouse to point and click. Just a few years ago, the iPhone transformed everything by putting the first well-designed computer with a touchscreen in our pockets....
Hyperledger Sawtooth 1.0 launches
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 by Richard Harris
Hyperledger has announced the general availability of Hyperledger Sawtooth 1.0. Hosted by The Linux Foundation, Sawtooth is a modular platform for building, deploying, and running distributed ledgers. Sawtooth is the second active Hyperledger project to reach 1.0, following Hyperledger Fabric 1.0 in July 2017."We’re beyond excited to see not one, but two of Hyperledger’...
Developing on blockchain needs to become easier
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by Richard Harris
As we enter 2018 and the blockchain industry continues to boom, widespread adoption of the technology behind bitcoin is on everyone's mind. However, some believe that as long as transactions occur on-chain, blockchain technology will never overcome the scalability problem that has kneecapped its pursuit of mainstream adoption. We recently sat with Emin Mahrt, COO o...
Investing.com launches cryptocurrency investment app
Thursday, December 28, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
Investing.com has announced the launch of its new cryptocurrency app. The new iOS and Android app is a one-stop-shop for those interested in cryptocurrencies, providing real-time price alerts, crypto news from hundreds of sources, analysis and more.With the value of Bitcoin continuing to hit a record high each week, and mainstream interest in cryptocurrency continuing t...
Bitcoin expert talks on price escalation and future implications
Sunday, December 24, 2017 by Richard Harris
Bitcoin is making waves in the investment community with its meteoric rise to prominence and crazy volatile price changes. And naturally, no one is sure what to make of it all. Is it a bubble? Will it continue to rise with uncompromising growth? Is it already too late to invest?That's why we had a chat with an expert on the matter to learn more about what's to come in t...
Blockchain tech to help digitize Dutch government legislation
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
Dutch software company LegalThings has kicked off with the digitization of Dutch legislation on the blockchain. LegalThings launched its LegalThings One platform, an Ethereum-like platform that decentralizes contracts and laws on the blockchain. The Ministry of Justice aims to run the first legislation in the blockchain by the end of 2018.The Dutch government wants to b...
Ethereum blockchain meets the real estate market
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by Richard Harris
ShelterZoom has announced that its blockchain-based online offer and acceptance platform for the real estate industry has gone live in the U.S. Other major international markets - including Canada, Australia, Europe, and countries in the Middle East - are set to go live in the first quarter of 2018.Built to be Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO) data dictionary-co...
Why developers must be blockchain agnostic for decentralized apps
Monday, December 4, 2017 by Ben Gorlick
It’s difficult to overemphasize how important blockchain technology will be to the world of app development over the next decade. While it’s clearly still an emerging technology, the fundamental shift that it will bring about in the foundations on which applications are built will be profound. Many developers have foreseen this change and are investigating how it might ...
Esprezzo announces BlockchainasaService platform
Friday, December 1, 2017 by Richard Harris
Esprezzo announced the launch of its programmable middleware enabling front-end and back-end engineers to build data-rich applications interoperable with blockchain. Development on blockchain is currently limited by slow data read and write times, inaccessibility for front-end engineers caused by its decentralized nature and the fact that the technology requir...
Build blockchain agnostic decentralized apps
Monday, November 13, 2017 by Richard Harris
Crowd Machine has unveiled an intelligent distributed network that has embedded within it a decentralized app development and execution capability. It fully-automates the creation of blockchain and decentralized apps that should enable businesses to build and deploy apps much faster. Underpinning the Crowd Machine technology is a protocol that allows apps...
Wireline is seeking applications for its developer fund
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
Wireline is now opening applications for its open source developer fund. The fund will be investing in developers crafting applications to power the next generation of the cloud. It is the first time that funds from a token sale will be used to support open source software development.With global IT spend approaching US$1.5 trillion, there is huge potential for open sou...
How to become a Bitcoin Miner
Sunday, October 22, 2017 by Richard Harris
Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency has become an investment phenomenon like never seen before. Early investors in Bitcoin are now millionaires. As the public hears more and more about these crypto opportunities by way of ICO’s, aka Initial Coin Offerings, the concept of crypto mining remains elusive to all but the savvy blockchain enthusiast. All that will change thanks to...
Mobile mesh networking apps via new SDK from RightMesh
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by Richard Harris
A big hurdle for software developers is how to reach the estimated 4 billion people, who currently lack Internet access. Without an Internet connection, huge swaths of potential users are unable to discover, download, and use their applications. The majority of these unconnected people live in developing countries, but approximately 96% of the global population live in ...